Event Price 
Starting at approximately $4,695 (per person, double occupancy; cruise only)

Elude the depths of winter and experience seafaring in its most timeless form on this custom-designed, seven-night sailing experience amid the Caribbean’s tropical Windward Islands. Enjoy classic “life under sail”—the very best way to see the islands—aboard the exclusively chartered, 64-passenger, three-masted motor yacht LE PONANT, featuring all ocean-view Staterooms and an Observation Platform, ideal for viewing marine life and snorkeling amidst colorful coral reefs. Cruise into secluded harbors, exploring the natural and cultural treasures of the Windward Islands and, of course, the ever-blue ocean. Visit Bridgetown, Barbados, known for colonial architecture and vibrant Bajan culture; Grenada, the Spice Island; Mayreau, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, including the awe-inspiring lagoons of Tobago Cays Marine Park, Union Island with its dramatic volcanic peaks juxtaposing its flat and shallow coral reefs, and Bequia’s seaside Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary; Martinique’s Clément Plantation and Rum Distillery; and St. Lucia’s Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens, Soufriére Volcano and Sulphur Springs and Marigot Bay.

Event Itinerary 

Day Destination 1 Depart the U.S./Arrive Bridgetown, Barbados/Embark LE PONANT 2 Kingston, St. Vincent/Port Elizabeth, Bequia, Grenadines 3 Fort-de-France, Martinique 4 Soufrière, St. Lucia/Marigot Bay, St. Lucia 5 Saline Bay, Mayreau, Grenadines 6 Tobago Cays, Grenadines/Chatham Bay, Union Island, Grenadines 7 St. George’s, Grenada 8 St. George’s/Disembark ship/Return to the U.S. BARBADOS PRE-CRUISE OPTION GRENADA POST-CRUISE OPTION The Pre-Cruise and Post-Cruise Options are available at additional cost. Details will be provided with your reservation confirmation. *Cruise itinerary is subject to change.

Number enrolled 
Type of activity 
Activity Level 

Moderately Active


Buddy Teevens

Eugene F. (Buddy) Teevens III ’79, who as a player led Dartmouth to the 1978 Ivy League championship and as a coach led Dartmouth football to back-to-back Ivy League titles in 1990 and 1991, returned as the Robert L. Blackman head coach of the Big Green football program in 2005 and won another title in 2015. In addition to restoring Dartmouth’s rich football tradition, Teevens has been an integral force in a series of major improvements to Dartmouth’s football facilities and a leader in the movement to reduce injuries to football players. In 2010 he eliminated live tackling from Dartmouth football practices and conceived of the idea of a mobile tackling target. Working with Thayer research engineer John Currier ‘79, he challenged an engineering student team at Thayer School to design a workable prototype. From that engineering design project came MVP LLC and the Mobile Virtual Player, which is currently used for training by 15 NFL teams and more than 25 college football teams. He speaks regularly about his no-live-tackling coaching philosophy and methods to football coaches and audiences nationwide, from the Pop Warner to the NFL to the U.S. Congressional Committee on youth sports injury. Buddy has positioned Dartmouth at the forefront of the growing movement to reduce injuries in football by showing the way to play the game smarter.

Shared Program 
Columbia, Princeton, Duke, Georgetown, & Tufts
Operator Name 
Thomas P. Gohagan & Company